Derek Gripper • acoustic guitar at GiG Performance Space, Santa Fe
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Derek Gripperacoustic guitar

Thursday Feb 8, 2018

1808 Second Street
Ste L
Santa Fe, NM 87505
US

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Derek Gripper began his formal musical training at the age of six on the violin. After studying classical music for the next thirteen years, he began to look further afield for musical inspiration. This search took him to India where he studied South Indian Carnatic music. On his return home, he began to focus on the guitar, trying to find a new direction for the instrument. In 2009 Derek began studying the playing techniques of this instrument by learning traditional Malian compositions on the kora, and two years later had a breakthrough: by using the simple textural language of the Spanish renaissance lute, it was possible to play the highly complex kora compositions of the great Malian virtuoso Toumani Diabate on the six string guitar, without omitting a note of the original performances.